Jin Yong

Jin Yong is the pen name of author Louis Cha.

His fifteen wuxia masterpieces written between 1955 and 1972 has made him a renowned wuxia author. Jin Yong’s wuxia works include fourteen novels and novellas, and the short story Sword of the Yue Maiden. Most of these stories were initially released as in daily instalments in newspapers with the books being printed after the whole story had been published.

See also: Jin Yong’s novels

Novels sorted by the publish date:
1. The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄) (1955–56)
2. Sword Stained with Royal Blood (碧血劍) (1956)
3. The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳) (1957–59)
4. Fox Volant of the Snowy Mountain (雪山飛狐) (1959)
5. The Return of the Condor Heroes (神鵰俠侶) (1959–61)
6. Other Tales of the Flying Fox (飛狐外傳) (1960–61)
7. White Horse Neighing in the Wind (白馬嘯西風) (1961)
8. Blade-dance of the Two Lovers (鴛鴦刀) (1961)
9. Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre (倚天屠龍記) (1961–63)
10. A Deadly Secret (連城訣) (1963)
11. Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (天龍八部) (1963–66)
12. Ode to Gallantry (俠客行) (1966–67)
13. The Smiling Proud Wanderer (笑傲江湖) (1967–69)
14. The Deer and the Cauldron (鹿鼎記) (1969–-72)
15. Sword of the Yue Maiden (越女劍) (1970)

Novels sorted by the chronological order of their settings:
1. Sword of the Yue Maiden (越女劍) (6th century)
2. Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils (天龍八部) (11th century)
3. The Legend of the Condor Heroes (射鵰英雄傳) (13th century)
4. The Return of the Condor Heroes (神鵰俠侶) (13th century)
5. The Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre (倚天屠龍記) (14th century)
6. Laughing Proudly at the World (笑傲江湖) (16th century1The author intentionally left the exact time frame of the novel ambiguous. It has been speculated to be set in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty as the book uses Ming official ranks. In The Deer and the Cauldron, Abbot Chengguan mentioned that “a certain heroic Linghu from the previous dynasty defeated fighting styles without using any style.”)
7. Ode to Gallantry (俠客行) (16th century2The exact time frame is not specificed. It has been speculated to be set in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty based on the Wudang being established and that men did not wear their hair in queues.)
8. Sword Stained with Royal Blood (碧血劍) (17th century3Based on the death of Yuan Chonghua, the exact time frame is speculated to be between 1634 to 1644.)
9. The Deer and the Cauldron (鹿鼎記) (17th century4The exact time frame is speculated to be between 1670 to 1689 based on the death of historical figure Oboi in 1669 and the signing of the Treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689.)
10. A Deadly Secret (連城訣) (17th century5The exact time frame is not stated. Based on the book covers authorised by Jin Yong and the official ranks and location names, it is speculated to be set in the 17th century during the Qing Dynasty.)
11. Blade-dance of the Two Lovers (鴛鴦刀) (18th century)
12. The Book and the Sword (書劍恩仇錄) (18th century6The exact time frame is speculated to be in around 1756. In Other Tales of the Flying Fox, Zhao Banshan told a young Hu Fei that Fuk’anggan was once captured by the Red Flower Society twenty years prior”.)
13. Other Tales of the Flying Fox (飛狐外傳) (18th century7The exact time frame is speculated to be between 1766 to 1770 based on Hu Fei’s age and the date stated in Flying Fox of the Snowy Mountain.)
14. Flying Fox of the Snowy Mountain (雪山飛狐) (17808The story begins on 15 March 1780, during reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing Dynasty.)
15. White Horse Neighing in the Wind (白馬嘯西風) (18th century)